MARMONT, [Auguste Frederic.] Duke of Ragusa. The Spirit of Military Institutions. Translated by Frank Schaller. Columbia, SC: Evans and Cogswell, 1864. 1st Confederate ed. 278pp. Publisher's presentation binding, 3/4 calf and marbled boards, gilt-ruled black morocco spine labels, raised spine bands decorated in blind, housed in custom cloth slipcase. Leather lightly rubbed, light scattered foxing, else very good. P&W 4953. Confederate Hundred 60. Robert E. Lee's copy, with a presentation bookplate on front pastedown, "Gen. Robert E. Lee, from the Publishers." This work is dedicated to Jefferson Davis "whose genius has not only organized an army but has achieved the still greater task of maintaining and strengthening it, amid circumstances the most unfavorable, until it has become in numbers, spirit, devotion, and efficiency, more formidable than it has ever before been, evern after a period of over thirty months of active warfare." First published in Paris in 1845 as De l'Esprit des Institutions Militaires. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Spirit of Military Institutions. Translated ...
Book Description Evans & Cogswell, Columbia, SC, 1864. First Confederate edition. 12mo. 278 pp. Signed by the translator on the front endpaper and with the ownership signatures of Joseph T. Watkins, "Surgeon, 36th Va. Regt." Parrish & Willingham 4953. Original cloth-backed printed stiff paper wrappers (rubbed). Very good. Seller Inventory # 53442